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Agumbe is among the places in India that receive very heavy rainfall earning it the sobriquet,  “Cherrapunji of the South”. It is also the home of the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station, the only permanent rainforest research station in India. The renowned herpetologist, Romulus Whitaker called Agumbe the capital of King Cobra. An area near Agumbe has been converted into a protected area for Medicinal Plants to help in their conservation.

Agumbe has a sunset point which receives lot of visitors. On a clear day, one can see the sun  setting over the Arabian Sea though the sea is at quite a distance from Agumbe. It’s located on the 14th hair pin bend on the mountain ride to Agumbe.

Waterfalls :

Kunchikal Falls
Barkana Falls
Onake Abbi Falls
Jogigundi Falls
Koodlu theertha falls

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